Equipment

As technology improved in drivers, heads got bigger. More volume meant more technology to help you hit it farther and straighter. But with today’s irons, it’s sort of the opposite. The goal is to fit springlike face technology into a smaller, more attractive package. “The smaller you get, the more difficult it is,” says Paul
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18Birdies, the social media savvy mobile GPS range-finding app, is expanding its platform to bring users new options that extend from before you even make a tee time to beyond the 19th hole as you go through each round’s statistics. The 18Birdies app, available on iPhone or Android, engenders almost a community ideal as users
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The Ping Glide Forged wedge is Ping’s first forging in more than five years, and it reflects everything the company has learned in making its cast wedges. The twist is the difference in the construction yields two benefits: a softer feel and an easier opportunity for more personalization. The latter is such a big part
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The new Ping i210 (the compact, cavity back players iron) and i500 (a fast-faced players distance iron) reveal that iron technology for today’s better players adroitly balances two pressing characteristics: precision and power. The good news for these players with new irons like these: the choice isn’t either/or; it’s more like a little bit of
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Known through the years for its player-friendly golf clubs, PING’s advancements in putter forgiveness has been particularly renowned. Company founder Karsten Solheim first invented heel-toe weighting in his original 1-A putter, creating a high “moment of inertia”—resistance to twisting at impact— and he optimized the concept in 1966 with the original Ping Anser design. “We
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From high-tech adjustable drivers to portable shot-tracking software, golf is a game steeped in technology—and in the last decade, the cell phone has become an integral part of most golfers’ gear. Loaded with apps that can help improve your game and speed up pace of play, track your progress and give you exact yardages for
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The nine utility irons shown here should come with a warning, amusement-park style: “You must be this good to play these clubs.” Elite players increasingly are dumping their hybrids in favor of utility irons. The reason is that they can flight shots lower and more accurately, especially in windy conditions, and their faces now flex
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There’s a reason we’re called amateurs, and in golf that extends beyond mere playing ability. Many of us make mistakes regarding the things we have—and don’t have—in our golf bags. Whether it’s clubs, accessories or the bag itself, here are 10 things that you should have—or get rid of—in your bag. Immediately. A Sharpie to
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